Meek Mill Takes The Fight to Drake
By Tishanna Craddock, ' 16
Whose side are you on? Meek Mill or Drake?
That’s the question been asking for the past few months. The ongoing beef between these two has been very amusing and comical to watch. Why is Meek Mill trying to compete with Drake? Who is Meek Mill exactly?
On July 21st of this year, rapper Meek Mill tweeted, “Stop comparing me to Drake too… He don’t write his own raps! That’s why he ain’t tweet my album because we found out!”. The Philadelphia native was upset because Drake didn’t promote his new album titled Dreams Worth More Than Money. This is also the same reason why Meek Mill started “beef” with his labelmate, rapper Wale. Isn’t that a coincidence? Meek Mill also said that Drake didn’t promote the album because his camp found out that he uses a “ghostwriter” for his songs. After making these shocking claims, many Drake fans slandered Meek Mill on Twitter and Instagram.
Everyone wanted to know if Drake actually wrote his raps. A man named Quentin Miller was brought into this predicament. This is supposedly the rapper who’s been ghostwriting according to Weak Will aka Meek Mill. A day later, Drake’s longtime producer Noah Shebib, sent out a tweet confirming Miller’s involvement; “I’ve spent maybe 30 minutes in a studio with Q. Nice enough guy, very talented… If you’re asking if he contributed to if you’re reading this… Yes he did. You can also see that by reading the credits.”
What is the big deal about Drake using a ghostwriter? Rappers like, Dr. Dre, Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj, and Kanye West used a ghostwriter at one point in their rap careers. Maybe Meek Mill’s ghostwriter isn’t good enough as Drake so that’s why he called Drake out. Who knows?
Drake responded with the famous diss song titled Charged Up, sending social media in a frenzy! In one of the verses he states “Done doing favors for people cause it ain’t like I need the money I make off a feature/ I see you people having trouble going gold, turning into so and sos that no one knows”. Drake is referring to Meek Mill’s album, which has struggled to reach gold or platinum since his beef he started with Drake. Many hip-hop fans demanded refunds from Meek Mill’s new album, which caused his sales to go down!
As Meek Mill loses more sales and fans, Drake releases another diss track titled Back to Back just four days after releasing Charged Up. One of the highlighted lines was “Is that a world tour or your girl's tour? I know that you gotta be a thug for her,This ain't what she meant when she told you to open up more”, which refers to Meek Mill’s relationship with Drake’s labelmate Nicki Minaj. The cover of the song, which can be seen on Drake’s Soundcloud page shows that the winner of this battle is Drake. On the cover there is baseball player Joe Carter of the Toronto Blue Jays, who is part of the reason why they won the World Series in 1992 and 1993. The Toronto Blue Jays became the first ever Canadian based team to win this title in 1992. The title of the song “Back to Back” relates to the baseball team and Drake because The Blue Jays won the World Series two years in a row (back to back) and Drake releases to diss songs back to back without a response from struggling rapper Meek Mill. It makes perfect sense right? Another point for Aubrey!
Still to this day the beef still continues, but now it's with Meek Mill throwing shots at Drake, receiving no response from him at all. The fans still comment on Meek Mill’s instagram page, taunting him about the feud between him and Drake. On Drake’s birthday (October 24th), many fans commented under Meek Mill’s Instagram wishing the rapper a happy birthday--comical. A few days later Meek Mill disses Drake’s video ‘Hotline Bling’, by saying that he has “two left feet”, which refers to Drake’s now infamous dance moves he performed in the music video.
Meek Mill should just give up on his career since he continues to humiliate himself by throwing shots at Drake. The reason why Meek Mill will never win is because he’s not Drake. Meek Mill may be a ‘good rapper’, who has sold only 700,000 copies of album sales. Drake has sold 10,000,000 albums with one Grammy award, Meek has never even received a Grammy nomination! Drake has 15 number one hits while Meek has zero, meaning that he hasn’t accomplished anything yet. The lesson of this is to not try to fight with a whale when you’re a little fish (Drake being the whale and Meek being the little fish).
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